Albion, Mich. - The Alma College women's basketball team dropped its last away game of the year to Albion College 78-62 on Saturday afternoon. The Scots fall to 8-15 overall and 6-8 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference while Albion improves to 17-6 and 10-4 in the MIAA.
Kaitlyn Kendall (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington) led the team with 14 points, five rebounds and four assists, tying her career high. Madison Hill (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) and Tara Padgett (Freeland, Mich./Freeland) followed her up with nine points, each, while Hill tied a career high with three three-pointers made out of five attempts and Padgett added two steals, moving her into fifth place on the all-time list with 155. Chloee King (Standish, Mich./Standish Sterling Central) led the team with a career-high eight rebounds, adding six points. Other players to set new career-highs are Kelsey Wolffis (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) who tallied four assists and Laura Smith (Pittsford, Mich./Pittsford) who scored seven points.
The Scots led by as many as seven in the first quarter where Kendall scored eight of her points, making all three of her attempts from the field. Albion finished the quarter strong and carried that momentum into the second frame where it outscored Alma by 12. The Scots played a strong second half, totaling 33 points to Albion's 34, but were unable to make up the ground it lost in the second quarter.
The Scots shot a season-high 51-percent from the field and 47.4-percent from behind the arc, which was their second best performance this year. The team also registered assists on 21 of their 26 made shots.
Alma's final two games of the season are at home, the next being against Trine University on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the men's basketball team.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director, (989) 463-7436